Summer in Paris

with the Coast Community College District
(Orange Coast College)
July 1 - 29, 2023

-- Program Full --

Immerse yourself in experiential learning...

Spend the Summer in Paris with Accent Global Learning and the Coast Community College District (Orange Coast College). Explore Parisian historical and cultural sites, monuments, museums and galleries, as Paris becomes an extension of your classroom. Attend French language classes at either the Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne or with visiting faculty at the Accent Study Center, as well as a French Culture in the Field course with visits and lectures throughout Paris. Participants on the Summer in Paris Program live in single rooms at the Cité Universitaire international residence campus in Paris. The Accent Paris Study Center provides support and guidance to students studying abroad.

Lia Raileanu teaches the Beginning French course for the Summer in Paris Program. Professor Raileanu is an Orange Coast College French instructor. She is a professor, writer, workshop presenter and teaching consultant, highly specialized in the methodology of teaching foreign languages. A successful organizer and inspiring teacher, she has conducted the Summer in Paris Program with the Coast Community College District for over 30 years.

The Summer in Paris Program is open to students who are at least 18 years of age at the time of application. Program space is limited. Students should complete the online application with the $250 non-refundable first payment as soon as possible. Upon receipt of your application and first payment, Orange Coast College and Accent will provide you with additional application and enrollment forms. Applications must be received by April 19, 2023. Beyond April 19, limited enrollment is allowed when space permits.

The Summer in Paris Program is offered for transferable college credit through Orange Coast College or Golden West College. Orange Coast and Golden West Colleges are accredited California Community Colleges that will provide a transcript upon request for the coursework completed overseas. All courses are transferable to the University of California and California State University systems. Please verify the transferability of courses with your advisor or registrar before you apply.

Students complete a placement exam to determine the class level appropriate to their language skills. Classes range in size from 15-25 students. Elementary French 2 can be taken either with the Elementary French 1 students, taught by Professor Raileanu, or through the Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne.

Beginners and/or returning students take the Elementary French 1 or 2 course taught by Professor Raileanu at the Accent Study Center. This course does not require a placement test.

French CCC/GWC/OCC 180 or 180H: Elementary French 1                    5 semester units
French CCC/ GWC/OCC 185: Elementary French 2                    5 semester units
This course will enable students to understand native French and to express themselves in basic situations. Emphasis on listening, comprehension and speaking with opportunities outside the classroom for reinforcement. This course is specially designed for students with no prior study of French or those returning to the study of the French language.

The following classes are held in the morning at the Sorbonne.
French CCC/GWC/OCC 185 or 185H: Elementary French 2                    5 semester units
This course develops knowledge of the spoken and written expression as well as knowledge of vocabulary, grammar and phonetics. Includes 10 hours of small group phonetics work. Taught entirely in French through the Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne.

French OCC 280: Intermediate French 3                    4 semester units
Continuation of French 185. Further study and review of French grammar and vocabulary. Oral work, reading of contemporary French materials and written composition of current topics at the intermediate level. Includes 10 hours of small group phonetics work. Taught entirely in French through the Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne.

French OCC 285: Intermediate French 4                   4 semester units
Continuation of French 280. Speaking, reading and writing at a more advanced level. Includes 10 hours of small group phonetics work. Taught entirely in French through the Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne.

French OCC 190: Advanced French 5                   3 semester units
This course will further enhance speaking, reading and writing competency. It includes text study and advanced grammar as well as 10 hours of small group phonetics work. Language lab at students’ disposition. Taught entirely in French through the Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne.

The following course is held in the afternoon and includes visits to museums and historical sites.
French OCC 199AB: French Culture                   2 semester units
The course will be held at different sites throughout Paris to introduce students to the culture and history of France through on-site lectures and discussion.

Cultural learning is an integral part of the program. Guided visits of the following museums and historical sites are a mandatory part of the program for all students: the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay, the Orangerie, the Centre Pompidou, Versailles, Victor Hugo’s house and other important historical sites. The cultural program also includes a tour on the Seine River and a ballet performance. Visits are chosen based on the academic curriculum and are subject to change.

Application due: with first payment
Final payment due: April 19
Departure from U.S.: June 30
Arrival in Paris: July 1
Overseas orientation: July 2
Classes begin: July 3
National Holiday: July 14
Return to U.S.: July 29

Program Price: $3,950

  • Single room with shared bathroom in the residence halls of the Cité Universitaire
  • One-day visit to Versailles
  • Visits led by the program leader to major museums and other cultural sites in and around Paris
  • One ballet performance
  • Pre-departure and overseas orientation program
  • Seine River boat tour
  • Paris bus and métro pass
  • Overseas information and resource center with Accent Paris on-site staff

  • Round-trip airfare
  • The Coast Community College District tuition and fees
  • Optional single room with private bathroom, in student residence supplement ($175)
  • Personal expenses, passports, visas, books, and anything not listed as included
  • Meals
  • Required CCCD medical insurance (see description below)
  • Travel, trip cancellation and personal property insurance

Students may choose to live in single rooms with shared bathrooms or single rooms with private bathrooms in residence halls at the Cité Universitaire. Housing at the Cité is student-level, may contain co-ed bathrooms, and is located in buildings without elevators or air conditioning. The supplement for a single room with private bathroom at the Cité is $175. The Cité Universitaire, an international residence campus of the University of Paris for students from around the world, is located within easy reach of central Paris by métro. The Maison Internationale on the Cité campus houses a restaurant, café, library, theater and bank. Housing is provided from the first day of the program (July 1, 2023).

All participants must check in at the designated arrival point on July 1, 2023 between 9am and 4pm (Note: most transatlantic flights arrive one day after their departure date). Airfare is not included in the program fee. All participants will receive a Paris bus and métro pass.

Academic credit for this program is awarded by Orange Coast or Golden West College. A $46 per unit enrollment fee must be paid to CCCD at the time of registration. Nonresidents of California pay $214 per unit. Fees are set by the State of California and are subject to change. For more information, please contact Lia Raileanu at 714.432.5683 or .

All program participants are required to purchase short-term outbound study abroad medical insurance through an approved District insurance provider. Program participants can find further information on the required study abroad medical insurance on the CCCD web site. Program participants must purchase this study abroad medical insurance no less than 60 days prior to program departure. Failure to purchase the required study abroad medical insurance shall prevent student from participating in the study abroad program.

The health and wellbeing of all students, faculty and staff are paramount to Accent Global Learning. Accent has worked with a Medical Advisor following WHO and local health authority guideline to put protocols in place. Students will learn about Covid-19 related protocols, health resources and local regulations through pre-departure materials and in on-site orientations.

All participants are required to be up-to-date with the vaccination against Covid-19.

Should a participant test positive for Covid-19, they will be required to self-quarantine in program housing at the student's expense.

Payment Schedule

Non-refundable first payment – $250
Final payment due April 19, 2023 – $3,700

The payment schedule is the applicant’s contractual obligation. Failure to make each payment when due shall automatically cancel participant from the program one week after payment due date. All payments are effective the day they are received by the Accent U.S. Office. Accent, in its sole discretion, may reinstate an applicant subject to availability of space and late enrollment fees. Accent charges a $30 bounced check fee for each check received that is not promptly paid by your bank in the normal course of business. The program price is based on 25 participants, the price may change depending on final enrollment.


Cancellation Fees:
71 days or more prior to start of program – $250
50 to 70 days prior to start of program – $725
31 to 49 days prior to start of program – $1,010
0 to 30 days prior to start of program – No Refund
All cancellations must be made in writing to Accent and the Coast Community College District and are effective the date of receipt by Accent. Participants are liable for payments until written cancellation is received by Accent.
Trip cancellation insurance is highly recommended, this link provides a summary on the different types of trip cancellation insurance available. Please take the time to evaluate your options.
Before the start date of the program, should CCCD’s protocols deem necessary to cancel the program for any health or safety reasons, Accent Global Learning will refund recoverable program costs only.

Accent Global Learning, and not the Coast Community College District, is responsible for all travel arrangements and any liability arising therefrom. The Coast Community College District is NOT liable for any damages arising out of the services described herein, including, but not limited to any promises or representations, whether expressed or implied. Nothing contained herein shall be construed to in any way bind the District, the District Governing Board, any of their agents, employees or representatives to any promises, obligations, covenants or duties whether expressed or implied herein.
Accent Global Learning is not responsible for the academic segment of the program except as specified in the contract between Accent and the Coast Community College District. Nor is Accent responsible for airline delays of any kind, or for expenses or loss incurred as a result of such delays. With regard to transportation/travel, regardless of the type of vehicle, Accent acts for the passenger as agent only. Accent assumes no liability for accident, injury, damage, or loss in any vehicle, or as a result of default by any person or company engaged in transporting the passenger. CST #1013432-40.